Author: nazirah

Can you be body positive while dressing modestly?

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Someone asked this IMPORTANT question to me over the weekend: “Can you be body positive when you’re dressing modestly?” I can’t help but be reminded by a similar question Sandy Supramaniam of RojakDaily posed to me in a recent interview for the portal and I feel like sharing my full answer with you guys today simply because this needs to be talked about. Sandy’s question was: Do you feel like you have a bigger challenge […]

#StoriesFromMyTrip – Floyd & Anca

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Stories From My Trip

I told Floyd that I wanted to see him and Anca for dinner on my first day in Amsterdam. We set the time and place to meet up and I remember walking and eventually running towards them when I saw both of them eagerly waiting for me right by the river next to Amsterdam Centraal. I remember having that emotional but joyful feeling you get when you see familiar faces after over 24hr of flights, […]

A writing for my brother

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My brother, Adib and I used to be really close when we were both still kids. He was my first brother and my first friend. He’s the reason I am called Along (that’s an endearment term in Malay for the eldest sibling). And we would make the duo that is Along and Adib, daughter and son of Ashari and Anidah. Only three years apart, Along and Adib would do almost everything together. Like building Lego homes, […]

Wear it two ways

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I’ve been going to the gym every Monday for weeks now and there’s one person to thank for that: my colleague Katherine, who in the beginning, constantly pushes me to join her for one of the classes at KOA. I was reluctant at first, saying working out is not for me. Truth be told, I haven’t worked out or get active for so long. I’ll come out with excuses like I’m too busy but I’m […]

The Tourist

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I used to hate being called a tourist, even worst, travel like one. Just like when this slightly older German Turkish guy dropped that one word statement-like-question to me, “Tourist?” The very sound of that word irked me, but I nodded along and said yes. The guy was just being friendly and I appreciated it. I saw him and his wife (maybe girlfriend, I dunno) walked into this Halal fast food outlet called Risa on […]

When a fat hijabi became Frida Kahlo for Halloween

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“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.”  – Frida Kahlo I’m always excited for Halloween. I don’t celebrate it but the idea of a group of people who get together, making the effort to dress weird together and party together is definitely my kinda thing. So when I found out that today was gonna be the agency’s Halloween party, I knew I had to put in some […]

#StoriesFromMyTrip – Roya

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The moment Roya walked into my hostel room that first afternoon in Amsterdam, I could already sensed a cool, badass woman I wanted to get to know more of. She had a leather jacket on and a gorgeous red tribal scarf wrapped around her neck and a pair of boots to pair. But it was that side-shaved, upper volume haircut that got my attention… how I wished my recently trimmed short hair is as cool. […]

The warm up: My coming of age story

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3 years ago, at a coffee house somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, I was reading the letter my favourite rapper, J Cole wrote to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his second mixtape, The Warm Up. I couldn’t remember when I heard the mixtape last. I’ve moved on to enjoying his more recent releases (Born Sinner, his second full-length album was released a year before the letter was penned and it was my jam for months); and […]